Being comfortable is great. You don’t have to exert yourself too much, things seem to come pretty easy and you get into a routine.
What happens when something new and exciting arises but – shock! horror! – it is out of your comfort zone?
This recently occurred within my professional life and the dilemma between sticking with what I know and even venturing out into the unknown was rather stressful. It’s all very High School Musical, but it is true – sometimes we DO stick with the Status Quo!
Something I have learned recently is that life won’t change itself for you – you have to change it. If you are content with life but are yearning for something a little bit more, why not take a chance on yourself?
Accept that job interview, test-drive that new car, research that interesting new course you have always thought of doing. There is no harm in testing the waters. Trying things out and getting a taster of something new does not mean you have to commit to that new thing.
You know what the best thing is about stepping out of your comfort zone? If things don’t seem as exciting as you thought they would be, you can step right back in and continue on with life as it is! Sure, it might be awkward to decline that job interview after you’ve taken a chance and applied for a different position – but an awkward phone call isn’t nearly as bad as accepting an interview for a job you may not really be that interested in,
Test the waters and take a chance on you – who knows what you might get out of it?
Published by Melissa Pisan